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Over 4, 000 Sign Up For Mayor's 5K

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When Nashville Mayor Karl Dean challenged Music City to lace up for a free 5K walk or run thousands accepted.

The Mayor's Office announced Thursday that over 4,000 people have signed up to participate in the 5K. In all 360 teams will hit the pavement Sunday in downtown Nashville.

The Walk is part of Mayor Dean's initiative to make Nashville a healthier, more active community.

"The 5K will take us on a beautiful route through downtown and the Gulch, and the weather is expected to be perfect. I am grateful for the support of our community partners, our training partners and everyone who has worked to make Sunday's event a success,' said Mayor Dean.

The free Race will take place Sunday at Public Square Park at 2 p.m. Online registration for the event is open until 5 p.m. Thursday November 10th.

While the event is free, the Mayor's Office has encouraged participants to bring a non-perishable food item with them on Sunday to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

For registration information and to view the course map, visit www.mayorschallenge5k.com.



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